Following the Renewable industry’s Wind Week, reports were released on the impact of wind on the North of England’s electricity market, describing it as a “dominant force”.
The target set for 2020 is that at least 40% of electricity production is to be made up of renewable sources.
The current level of generation has been estimated to be around 15%, demonstrating the need to continue the renewable energy push.
Scotland is currently benefiting greatly from sources of renewable energy which can be seen in the £10 billion they have spent on developing renewable projects.
The NIRIG has estimated that Northern Ireland’s annual renewable market could be worth £2 billion by 2020. Although this figure is high, experts argue the right natural resources and ideal landscape to create opportunities for wind energy are all there.